Ebblackhawk
Ebblackhawk,
Columbia ‘24
B.A., Undecided
Outgoing ambitious student seeking to better the world with my education.
Features Included
5
Essays
2
Schools
5
Scores
4
Advice
8
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown New Haven, Connecticut
GenderFemale
EthnicityNative American, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Undecided

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
        In my life and family, I have always felt in the middle between two warring halves of my identity: my mother and my father. My parents have been divorced for five years and have been at war ever since. I have always been in the middle between two people I love the most who cannot manage to love each other. While I move between the two houses, shuffling back and forth by court order, I never feel at home in...
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Personal Statement
248 Words
Interest in other academic subject
When I first saw Columbia, my Grandma’s friend toured us around the campus. My Grandma’s friend told me her greatest advice looking at colleges was to read the student newspapers to better gauge the students at the school, and how the school allows students to express themselves. While I immediately loved the beautiful libraries and city campus, something else stuck out to me. Being Native American, I am looking for a school that will have a strong cultural...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
53 Words
List a few words or phrases that describe your ideal college community.(150 words or less)*
My ideal college is a combination of challenging and supportive. I hope to have challenging academics and social interactions that push me and what I currently believe, expanding my world view. I also need a community that will support me and my needs, allowing me to flourish in an otherwise challenging environment.
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
295 Words
List the titles of the required readings from courses during the school year or summer that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less)*

List the titles of the books you read for pleasure that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less)*

List the titles of the print, electronic publications and websites you read regularly. (150 words or less)*
List the titles of the films, concerts, shows, exhibits, lectures and other entertainment you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less)*
Some of my favorite books from the past year in school were Station Eleven, The Round House, Residue Years, and Shakespeare’s Sonnets. My two favorite most recent reads were The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo and Becoming by Michelle Obama. I also recently re-read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, my two favorite books ever. I regularly reread books and enjoy reading one of my favorite books with a new...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
248 Words
Please tell us what you value most about Columbia and why. (300 words or less)*
When I first saw Columbia, my Grandma’s friend toured us around the campus. My Grandma’s friend told me her greatest advice looking at colleges was to read the student newspapers to better gauge the students at the school, and how the school allows students to express themselves. While I immediately loved the beautiful libraries and city campus, something else stuck out to me. Being Native American, I am looking for a school that will have a strong cultural...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
283 Words
For applicants to Columbia College, please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section. If you are currently undecided, please write about any field or fields in which you may have an interest at this time. (300 words or less)*
Currently I am undecided in my major. One of my main interests is Native American studies. I have written three research papers in high school on the history of Native American law. I studied the progression of government relations with tribal sovereignty. I liked piecing together the progression of tribal sovereignty, despite the tragic deterioration over time. I think the history of native people is critical in amending the atrocities committed against them. With my own personal ties to Native...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
108 Words
I think the key here is to use the supplemental essays to your advantage. Creating a great personal statement is the first step but another main factor in admissions is demonstrated interest....
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
129 Words
I think the main thing colleges look for now is being unique. While this can be hard to cater to directly and there is no prep or study book for it, it is not impossible to hone in on....
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
87 Words
I had so much I wanted to talk about! I think the best advice I got was to write 1000 words for every 100 you put in your...
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My insights about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams
61 Words
I think the key to getting high test scores is a balance of consistent effort throughout the year...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.47
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1500
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsField Hockey, Lacrosse, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCultural, Family Responsibilities, Art, Academic, Theater/Drama, Student Council / Government, Art, Cultural
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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